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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance,  we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation.

The Faculty is providing on-site teaching but it will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation. There are some changes to examination arrangements for 2022 and further details may be found here.

 


 

 

Current and incoming classics students will find information about their degree programmes on this page.

The undergraduate degree is known as the Classical Tripos.  The Tripos is divided into four parts, Prelim to Part IA, Part IA, Part IB and Part II.  The links below will take you to information about each part of the Tripos:

You can find more details about the structure of the course in the the University Statutes and Ordinances.

The exam marking criteria are available here, and a range of further information, such as lecture handouts, past exam papers, travel forms, Student-Staff Joint Committee minutes can be found on the Faculty’s Moodle site (an online resource system).

The Lecture Timetable outlines all the classics lectures for the coming year, in a downloadable PDF.

The Undergraduate Handbook contains useful information about studying classics in Cambridge.

You can also find information about transferable skills, plagiarism, and important dates in the Faculty’s year (Undergraduate Calendar, Exam Dates and Term Dates).

The University International Student Team provides specialist support to students who come to study at Cambridge from outside the UK.

Finally, it may not be too early to think about what to do after your degree.

 

 

 

 

Latest news

John Donaldson

27 September 2022

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is very sad to report the death on 21 September 2022 of its former Assistant Curator, John Donaldson. John worked in the Museum from 1988 until his retirement in in March 2013. Indeed, the Museum looks the way it does in large part because of John, who was as happy painting bases as he...

Joyce Reynolds FBA (1918–2022)

12 September 2022

The Faculty of Classics is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joyce Reynolds FBA. She was Reader Emerita in Roman Historical Epigraphy, Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, where she was Director of Studies in Classics from 1951 to 1979. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the...

BBC Radio 4 - Reflections on Majesty, Mary Beard

12 September 2022

Mary Beard is one of ten writers and scholars invited by the BBC to reflect on their experience of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the link below to listen: Listen here

Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant

16 March 2022

Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a grant of 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the visual properties of pre-modern writing. The five-year project, Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS), will...